Wednesday, October 15, 2008

halloween candy bucket



I love candy. I buy all sorts of Halloween candy way before Halloween just to munch on. It's a bad habit. At least I don't pretend it's for the trick-or-treaters. I fully admit I'll have to buy more before the actual holiday.

This tin is too big for a candy bowl (thank goodness, or I'd really be in trouble!), but it's perfect to fill on Halloween night, or before a Halloween party. The simple tin took three sheets of 12x12 scrapbook paper to cover, but measure your tin before buying any supplies. To adhere it, we simply used a foam brush and brushed the tin with a thin layer of Mod Podge, one section at a time (each section was about 1/4 a sheet of paper wide). Then we smoothed the paper down until there were no bubbles. Use a brayer if you have one; if not, use the side of your hand.

We continued around the tin until it was completely covered. Then we took an Exacto knife to cut the paper from around the top and bottom, and cut out the handles. You might find it easier to cut each section after you glue it to keep the extra paper out of your way when gluing. Then we added a final coat of Mod Podge over the top of it to seal it.

To finish it off we tied a coordinating ribbon around twice, and added "Trick or Treat" with Making Memories "Providence" alphabet rub-ons. Voila! Just add treats. But if you're like me, don't trick yourself into thinking you'll actually have something left by Halloween. Save a stash for the trick-or-treaters--it's only fair.

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21 Responses to “halloween candy bucket”

michelle {sweet mady's paper} said...

love it! thanks for sharing the how to.

Oh2122 said...

So cute! I really need to step it up from my Crate and Barrel mixing bowl this year...

Miranda said...

That is a cute idea for even every day decorations around the home. Of course you'd need to use different paper. Or, even a decorated tin for books or toys for young kids. Oohhh, the ideas are coming. hee hee
Thanks!

The Cascio Whirlwind said...

This Mod Podge stuff is the BOMB!!! I just used it on some glass bead magnets with scrapbook paper for teacher Christmas gifts. I must try to cover something else!! I love this tin!!! I am doing two lunch boxes covered in paper for Christmas with paper dolls inside with fabric, glue and scissors as a cool gift for my kids from Mom!

tonyab said...

This is a great idea! But where can I find a tin like this?

Fuji Mama said...

So beyond cute! I love the paper you used, it has so much "pop"!

HSDesigns said...

This is so CUTE! Thanks for the inspiration!

KDLOST said...

I can't stand it! WHAT A CUTE BLOG! :) Thanks for stopping by mine. I am gonna bookmark you, girl! Cheers!

Rachel@oneprettything.com said...

That's darling! I'll be linking to this.

Gaspegirl said...

Oh what a great blog you have here - I will be back for sure! Thanks for stopping by today, you are welcomed back anytime!

Make it a great day!

Heidi Boos said...

I'll be adding this to my "cute things to make" list. Thanks for sharing the how-to! I'm off to go find some fun paper for this project.

Made by Michelle said...

Such a cute bucket! I will make one for handing out candy, for sure!

cotymansmom said...

hey, cute idea! where did you find the buckets?

Jess said...

I love this! I can't find buckets like this anywhere, though! Where did you find it?

Little Birdie Secrets said...

I found this particular tin at Fred Meyer in the baskets/container aisle. But I've seen similar things at WalMart, Michael's, JoAnn, and Target. My one suggestion is to find one that is smooth and without exterior handles.

peata said...

sweet.
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Heidi Boos said...

I made one this weekend and love how it turned out. Thanks so much for the idea! This will be something I will be proud of pulling out every year at Halloween!

Tiffany said...

I'm visiting from SITS. Great blog! Love the candy bucket idea!

* tonya * said...

That looks great. I'm a huge fan of mod podge.

The Traveling Turtle said...

I saw this post a long time ago and finally tried it last night as part of my little girl's first birthday party decorations - the large tub will hold drinks and ice. :) I also got the small round pails as well with the handles and those are hard to do! fo rme at least. Is this project easier to do on larger, less rounded objects - like the larger tub you have here?

Oh - and I found my tins at Lowe's. I looked all over the place before I finally found them there.

Annabel said...

This is a really precious Halloween craft! Very fun and cute. I'm writing from bulbinblue.com, a non-profit website for creative ideas and crafts. We'd love to feature your tutorial in our upcoming Halloween section. If you are interested, please e-mail us at blueteam@bulbinblue.com
Sincerely,
The Blue Team

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